I’m a writer, editor, and multimedia journalist based in New York. I started out covering the arts, dabbled in urban reporting, and now specialize in science, with a particular interest in language, health, and the brain. I’ve spent time at and written for a variety of publications including Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, Psychology Today, GOOD, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia City Paper, OnEarth, and The Forward. In my previous life as a researcher, I published several academic papers and co-authored a chapter in Handbook of Natural Language Processing and Machine Translation. I’m currently the senior health reporter at Business Insider.